Las Vegas, NV – MUSIC Group have today announced the acquisition of award-winning professional loudspeaker manufacturer TURBOSOUND. Based in West Sussex, England TURBOSOUND have remained at the forefront of loudspeaker technology through three decades, earning the prestigious Queen’s Award a remarkable three times, including for Innovation in 2012. The addition of TURBOSOUND allows MUSIC Group to round out their professional and touring sound offerings alongside MIDAS and KLARK TEKNIK.
MUSIC Group founder and CEO Uli Behringer comments, “Since the acquisition of MIDAS and KLARK TEKNIK we have been pursuing a loudspeaker brand that complements the consoles and processing offered by these historic brands. Throughout our search TURBOSOUND have stood out as the ideal match because of their extensive IP, sterling reputation and a first-class team of people. I am very proud to welcome Simon Blackwood and his team to our family.”
TURBOSOUND joins MIDAS and KLARK TEKNIK as anchor brands to the MUSIC Group’s continued expansion into professional markets. Aimed at delivering complete system solutions to Touring and Install customers, the combination of brands represents a new range of choice for the most demanding of applications. It is expected that TURBOSOUND will benefit from MUSIC Group’s extensive infrastructure while retaining their own manufacturing, sales, marketing and distribution network worldwide.
“We will invest heavily in positioning TURBOSOUND at the very pinnacle of the industry, as we have done with MIDAS and KLARK TEKNIK, where we have financed over $20 million in new automated manufacturing, quality control systems and engineering resources, including a new Center of Engineering Excellence in Manchester, UK” adds Uli Behringer. TURBOSOUND MD Simon Blackwood comments, “With the incredible people and resources of the MUSIC Group behind us, I am thrilled to enter a new era of unprecedented growth.”
Please visit turbosound.com and music-group.com for more details.